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Installing MacBook Pro 15" Retina Display Mid 2012 Logic Board Assembly 



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Installing MacBook Pro 15" 

Retina Display Mid 2012 Logic 

Board Assembly 

Written By: Brett Hartt 



TOOLS: 



Spudger (1) 

T5 Torx Screwdriver (1) 



SUMMARY 

Pre-req only. 



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Step 1 — Logic Board Assembly 




• Use the flat end of a spudger to pry 
the headphone jack connector up 
from its socket on the logic board. 



Step 2 




• Use the flat end of a spudger to pry the left speaker connector up and out of its socket on 
the logic board. 

• Use the tip of a spudger to pry the right speaker connector up and out of its socket on the 
logic board 

• Be sure to pry on the cable head, and not on the socket itself. Prying on the socket 
may cause it to separate from the logic board. 



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Step 3 




• Use the flat end of a spudger to flip up the retaining flap on the keyboard ribbon cable ZIF 
socket. 



• Be sure you are prying up on the hinged retaining flap, not the socket itself. 

• Use the flat end of a spudger to pull the keyboard ribbon cable out of its socket. 



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Step 4 




• Use the flat end of a spudger to pry 
the battery indicator connector up 
from its socket on the logic board. 



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Step 5 




• Use the flat end of a spudger to pry 
the keyboard backlight connector 
up from its socket on the logic 
board. 



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• Use the tip of a spudger or your 
fingernail to flip up the retaining flap 
on the microphone ribbon cable ZIF 
socket. 

• Be sure you are prying up 
on the hinged retaining flap, 
not the socket itself. 



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• Pull the microphone ribbon cable 
out of its socket. 



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Step 7 




• Use the tip of a spudger to pry the display data cable lock and rotate it toward the DC-ln 
side of the computer. 

• Pull the display data cable straight out of its socket on the logic board. 

• Do not lift up on the display data cable, as its socket is very fragile. Pull the cable 
parallel to the face of the logic board. 



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Step 8 




• Use the flat end of a spudger to 
carefully pry off the rubber screw 
cap on the raised screw head near 
to the MagSafe 2 connector. 



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• Remove the following six screws 
securing the logic board to to the 
upper case: 

♦ One 2.6 mm T5 Torx screw 

♦ Two 5.8 mm T5 Torx screws 
One 3.8 mm T5 Torx screw 

• One 5.2 mm Raised Head T5 
Torx screw 

• One 3.5 mm T5 Torx screw 



Step 10 




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• Lifting from the side nearest the battery, rotate the logic board toward the top of the 
MacBook Pro. 

• Using the flat end of a spudger, carefully push the MagSafe 2 connector out of its socket 
on the bottom of the logic board. 



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Step 11 




• Remove the logic board assembly 
from the MacBook Pro. 



To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order. 



This document was last generated on 2012-11-27 05:37:24 PM. 



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